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are the short options we should consider in addressing those liability concerns? >> i don't think i am expert enough yet in the pending legislation to offer a specific use i will refer to secretary beers who i think knows it better. >> is that true? >> i have been at it longer, senator. [laughter] >> do you want to take a shot at it? >> as explored with senator coburn, i think what we need is for the liability protection to create the willingness for the private sector to share information about a data breach as soon as they experience it. them as quickly as possible and we can protect others as quickly as possible. protection liability is constructed -- i am not a lawyer, i cannot do find that in the legal terms that you all need to put into the law, but i -- we arewould be ready and willing to help with ethical assistance on trying to define precisely what it ought earlierlike as we tried with the last attempt to write the legislation in this body. mr. olson? >> i don't have anything to add on that cyber legislation. >> thank you. let's talk a bit about the lone wolves, american c
and we call it selling america short. [applause] i don't know about you, but i have had enough of tea party republicans like ted cruz. haven't you? [applause] those guys are too much. twisting the words of our founders to justify their own mean-spirited, shortsighted, pro-shutdown ideology. what senator cruz does not understand is that the patriots who founded new hampshire, the patriots who founded maryland, they did not pray for their president to fail. they prayed for their president to succeed. [applause] and they didn't belittle intelligence. they did not belittle learning. the actually aspired to it and hoped others would as well. they did not appeal to america's fears. they brought forward american bravery. and they would never -- they never would have abandoned the war on poverty to declare a war on women, a war on workers, a war on immigrants, a war on the sick and hungry children. [applause] now i know, i know that people like mitch mcconnell and kelly ayotte -- [booing] i know they have been trying to distance themselves from the tea party ever since they nearly drov
was 23%. now, i don't know how you define failure. park, where i held my election night celebrations, we pay $33,000 per pupil per year. 50% ofrs ago, less than the young people who graduated from asbury park high school could read at the eighth-grade level. so, somehow with the teachers union -- this is a debate about whether that is failure or not. my opponent, who was endorsed by the teachers union, said that when it was pointed out to her we have 200 failing schools in new jersey, her response was, that is not a bad percentage. they asked me for my response. my response, that sounds like someone who never sent their children to one of those schools. if you send your children to one of those schools, it is absent today -- it is an obscenity. that is my difference between the republican view of what needs to be done with education in america and the democrat view, thaters union the status quo is fine and we will get to fixing those places. if your child is in the classroom, eventually isn't good enough. >> you didn't change the economic performance much. the unemployment rate is still
've attempted to taylilor our rules. we don't expect perfection. we're looking for good faith compliance, good faith efforts to come into substantial compliance by that date. >> the of consumer complaint database has been updated for a year. can you describe what safeguards have been put in place to make sure that the data is reliable. how do you envision it being used going forward? >> so, we have iterated that process. some of the concerns about the database in the early going were valid. when have you a small amount of information, not clear it's reflective or representative of what's going on in the country. when you get to having a larger amount, it's kind of like pixels on a tv screen. the more there are, the more into focus the picture becomes. we've received more than 230,000 complaints and the picture is coming into much sharper focus. we continue to improve the system for verifying the relationship between the business organization and the consumer who is complaining. we don't put things into the database until they move through the entire process. we've had give-and-take with the in
that you internalize. we're not here to score political points. i don't care about the next election, i care about solving the problems. most people are saying right now fix the thing, which is what you're saying, right? hickey, who has no jersey connection, i'm sorry, sir. you do. you are well down the field. you are a functioning exchange. and mr.d mr. greenblatt allen's problems. could you please tell us what the future could look like for them and how to solve their very real problems? >> number one, put together and exchange board that is from both sides of the aisle, but, as you say, they care about the people of new jersey. our board -- >> i'm sorry to interrupt you. our governor is very quiet and soft-spoken. he did not participate in the exchanges. we have one of the best local insurance waste knowledge there is and we didn't engage in that. we are way behind you in kentucky. please continue. >> that board being made up of people, even though they were vitriolic against the aca. once they got on the board, they said we have an obligation, a fiduciary to the to the people of new
. if you want to get that first? don't you think you ought to let me keep it? from health care policy experts, what send -- senator landry is opposing, some people say could endanger the solvency of the of portable care act -- the affordable care act. >> you think a $95 fine is going to make all these people join and pay monthly or do you think we will say, you take care. give me an incentive to want to be healthy. give me a reason. don't tell me you're going to find me. you've got to pay for your grandmother or your aunt or uncle. there has got to be a way to fix this. don't hunker down and protect yourself full attic late -- yourself politically. >> to the politics of congress, you have both mentioned that your former governors. i think there are 10 or 11 former governors -- >> the good old days. >> governors get things done. it is where the rubber meets the road. how frustrating is it to be in the senate where you work your tails off to get a bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill root -- bill reformed and john boehner says were not even going to let it out. >> we will tell you
that president clinton just said this last week. if we don't want a divided washington, then we have to vote as much in off year elections and for our state legislatures as we do in presidential as long as state legislatures are in control of insurance companies and people who build prisons and the people in there that don't deserve to be in prison and then they redistrict in order to keep that control permanent. that is why the house representatives is what it is and the senate is not. you cannot redistrict whole state. so, our response has to be organizing and knowing the state legislators. most americans don't know who their state legislators are. there is an anti- choice, right-wing majority that is able to do this state a state. about the much backlash against the changes in this country. that whitery clear women are not having enough children. why the issue -- the issues go together. the anti-immigration, anti-birth control, anti-abortion, and so on. we have to take back our state legislature. >> citing the example of working moms versus stay-at-home moms, a questioner asked what are y
call it selling america short. [applause] i don't know about you, but i have had enough of tea party republicans like ted cruz, haven't you? [applause] these guys are too much, twisting the words of our founders to justify their own mean-spirited, short down, pro- shutdown ideology. what senator cruise doesn't understand is the patriots he founded new hampshire, the patriots he founded maryland did not pray for their president to fail, they prayed for their president to succeed. [applause] delivern't intelligence, they didn't belittle earnings. they actually aspired to it and they hoped others would as well. they did not appeal to america's fears, they brought forward bravery and they would never have abandoned the war on war on to declare a women, war on workers, war on immigrants, a war on the sick, and a war on hungry children. [applause] i know that people like mitch -- inell and kelly ayotte know they have been trying to distance themselves from the tea party ever since they nearly drove our country into default. but the truth is, sadly, there is very little difference today bet
profession trust is really the -- it's really the gold standard. you don't walk out of a forward operating base in afghanistan unless you have a certain level of trust for the men or women to your left or right, your leadership, your guidance, your medics, your chaplain. and by the way, you mentioned 2 million men and women in uniform. it's probably 2.4 active, guard and reserve, but you add to that about 3 million family members who we also feel a responsibility for. >> so where does responsibility fit into this equation? >> well, you know, i think it is if trust is kind of the gold standard of what it takes to be a real leader in the military, then i think responsibility and its kissing cousin, accountability, are probably right there as well. and, you know, we've had a few missteps here recently that we're trying to overcome -- missteps that i attribute to 10 years of frenetic activity. we forgot about how we balance character and confidence. and i think we forgot a little about how we balance character and competence. we began to value competence. by the way, you can't have either/or,
administration, 2016, so that we do not lose the tremendous experience and grain have -- and gray hair. i don't expect you to make a commitment and that. i want to put that in your mind to think about. when we see quality people and quality positions, it should that that it should not matter what party they are in. we need to take advantage of what they have learned and their leadership. i would have an alternative viewpoint and i will present what i think should be your reading. you have probably already read but i would appreciate it if you take a look at it. it is what we have looked at on homeland security. so i have a present for you. and at this so much point that is all them. >> as i was watching your life carefully, watching i thought she was saying, "don't you dare." [laughter] i remember when we have a -- she wasn hearing younger than your son and daughter. , take a lookying at your children because this is the last time you're going to see them until christmas. they kind of latched. they weren't sure. this is a real important job. he has -- that is saying a lot. you have fallen int
an election and if you don't think that's true, you don't understand how of economics and politics work. >> rahm, i'm just stunned you're a more forgiving person. >> i am on a one-on-one basis. you.ery forgiving of i was locked in a room with you for 48 hours. senator, let's talk about what happens with bipartisanship at midnight. take us inside the room. >> can i say, judd, you had your your house colleagues where you know full well -- forget the leadership -- they were not leading their members to a yes vote to defend owneconomy and you had your views where you realized they were not holding up their side if some ofain even them like roy blunt wanted to. plausible deniability on that issue. ini know the story, it's hank's book, maybe you can retell it for a second. you're in the room. midnight. to you might be there, too. i think barney's there. >> barney was, and so was rahm. of you. >> i would like the deniability now. >> this was at sort of the crux. this was the moment. thing was going or not going and this man, mr. paulson, i think, was throwing up he was so anxious about what wa
can do? it has to be the case. >> i don't think it has to be the case. there's a great difference between requiring the states by a self-executing treaty to marriage, andx dragging the federal government or allowing the federal government to enter into this of marriage, divorce, adoption, family law, where the federal government has never been. due respect, i don't think there is in a daylight here with respect to this treaty. does what the treaty obligated the u.s. government to do. the notion that the treaty obligation can be satisfied by relying on the states to enforce their assault laws, which is the core of my friend's argument here, is directly contrary to the history of the framing -- >> that is the part that i can't quite get my mind to these germanic questions -- dramatic questions. it's a very big question. i'm not there yet. the reason i'm not there is because there are some words in this treaty called other peaceful purpose. we have to interpret those words, and the same words are in the statute. my question to you is what reason is there to think that those matters o
over the next 10 years -- 2.4 trillionlars -- $2.4 over the next 10 years? don't know. the bottom line over the coming decade is $1.4 trillion. we should talk about what numbers you are looking at. mr. chairman, i ask that the record of our preceding include the letters submitted by the chairriation committee calling for sequestration to be replaced. >> without objection. >> january 16 is the deadline for passing legislation to keep the government running. the shutdown cost our economy 120,000 jobs, billions in economic at enmity. this conference committee must be successful in reaching agreement on a funding level for fiscal year 2014 with enough time for bills to pass before january 15 and a funding level 15 so that wer avoid another dysfunctional, unrealistic budget and appropriations process in just a few months, as noted in the letter from our creations shares. there is also bipartisan demand for us to and the sequester. said, rogers has sequestration is unrealistic, ill-conceived. discretionary cuts must be brought to and in and. -- an end. sequester will cost our economy estimat
don't you go to new york, go see your sister in italy, then he sent me to greece which was for a sad reason this year. but he thought i was getting depressed after losing patrick. he would say, i can go out, i can go to the restaurant in new york and walk down a street and look at an antique shot or go to a nightclub. i used to think -- inused to worry about going into the white house. but then you find out that it was really the happiest time in my life. but then you find out that it was really the happiest time in my life. >> i used to worry but then i find out they were the happiest years of my life. >> i think that was january. i think here's a case she had a bigger impact as first lady in all sorts of areas we talked about tonight but may not have been the one that people thought about at the time she served. >> transformational first lady. she set the stage for those to follow? how so? >> her generation was abridged between traditional wives and mothers and the post women's liberation of the modern era. would say that's exactly how she was as first lady. and afterwards, much mo
, growth in the emerging markets will be over 5% and we think that will continue. so you won't see -- i don't think the 10% plus growth rate they use our prior to 2008. but a lot of the fundamentals in these countries are in much better shape than we even knew. in 2008, we thought that africa would go off the deep end with the financial crisis. but they have kept a 5% plus growth rate all the way through. i just came back from a long trip there. the leaders, i was impressed with their understanding of the importance of their own management in macroeconomics, managing your debt, you know, watching their current account deficits, and also, every single one of them tells me every time i talk to them that we have to figure out a way to track more capital. something happened over the last 10-15 years and i think that emerging markets understand that they have to be competitive here and they have to create is this environments that will attract all of you. -- have to be creative -- and they have to create attractive environments that will attract all of you. there is so much infrastructure need a
. day-to-day operational requirements to manage the contract, manage staff. , >> what you don't measure, you can't manage. so i'm concerned thatted this of people who you work with were not communicating to you document that you knew something existed because you were interviewed on it yourself. but here we have this messy rollout that didn't work, that crashed, that only six people the first day. we're concerned about problems nd it's puzzling to me why these key people didn't talk to you about it. they gave you no hint this is existed? perhaps i just was not included in certain discussions. what you knew then have spoken ld you up more with regard to rolling out the website on october 1? luxury of a ad the time machine to go back and change things, but i can't do that. >> i understand that. it is a matter -- did you ask someone at that time for more time? >> no. >> why not? >> because my direction was -- >> from? tavner was to n deliver a system on october 1. >> so marilyn said deliver october 1. briefingsen in on the from mckenzie that said there were serious problems. them, i n two
in spending. the senate has made a significant concession to the house. we don't propose increasing any tax rates. we think you are right. we need to make targeting cuts in spending on the discretionary side. we put in targeted spending cuts on the mandatory side, but we believe we have to be able to look at the tax expenditures. the recognition that tax expenditures have to be waned in is bipartisan. president obama, speaker , -- speaker boehner, all have said we should do this. why would we reform medicare, affecting millions of seniors and not consider scaling back tax breaks to exxon mobil? alan greenspan said they are tax entitlements every bit as medicare might be. we ought to be willing to look at all the tax expenditures. if we just reduce the tax expenditures in the budget 55%- -- by five or six percent, it would create enough revenue coupled with an equivalent amount on the spending side. we could do significant work to draw the deficit down. all of my comments have basically been about one thing. i do not a view finding compromise impossible, just doing our job. when i was govern
saints keeps almost all of the revenue generated there. why don't people rebel against this? one reason is that many in the public don't understand this is taking place. the second reason is they feel there is nothing they can do about it and it is based on insider deals and it is. the most recent time there was a vote in miami last year, there is a vote on whether to use public money to renovate the place where the miami dolphins play in the citizens of miami voted strongly against doing that. " king ofith the sports author" tonight. next, we will discuss last week's elections in new jersey and virginia for state governor. and what the results might mean for the 2014 midterm elections. that, fair vote talks about the factors relating to the gridlock on capitol hill and later, conversation about u.s. surveillance abroad and how it is affecting international relations and diplomacy. we will talk with the council on foreign relations. "washington journal" is next. morning and welcome on the sunday, november 10. we will kick off "washington journal closed quote with a look ahead to 2016.
of congress should recognize we often don't know what these new advancement will develop into. while we must ensure proper safeguards, it's my hope through hearings like this we can help maintain an environment that continues to promote new financial technologies and innovative growth. thank you again to my colleagues. i look forward to hearing all the testimony from my witnesses. thank you. >> senator. >> thank you. it's a pleasure to co-chair this gathering. i see by the full room the level of interest and enthusiasm in this topic. certainly this is a new technological strategy that has a tremendous number of implications. the wave of innovation reaching in the world of currency and money transmission. we've all heard about exciting developments such as mobile developments and companies, classic banking system payments. this generation of technology which we're talking about today takes things to a whole new level. with the creation of virtual currencies like bitcoin and more recently ripple, we're actually seeing payments trans acted entirely with trust. open source code and public transa
in your testimony of automated record checks. yet you say there is more research required. i don't understand how we don't have some random checks and we are relying totally on self reporting. frankly, people's lives changed dramatically and it can in five years time. and that we would have a system that really verifies that the domain should -- that people should maintain their clearance. >> what i was referring to is we do automated record checks at this time or electronic record checks. government agencies do that at times. for example, when director kaplan referred to the police checks going to the electronic record checks to get that information, there are ongoing processes such as that going on it now. withi was referring to continuous evaluation is an expansion of that into more areas that include internal complement databases as well as external of both government and commercial databases. some of the specificity i can't get into in today's current environment in this proceeding here. but what we're talking about is building the enterprise light. in other words, having a
completely priced out. how am i going to keep my business, because i feel badly, because i don't want to ask him to leave. if he would leave, i could get employment -- i mean, insurance, for my businesses. that's a choice i don't think americans should be making, and i don't want anyone in louisiana to make that choice or have to make that choice. at the end of this month, small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent will be eligible but not required to purchase and provide insurance for their employees. pooling these eligible or e.t. small businesses and larger groups will spread risks, allowing insures to stop providing high premiums. the new s.h.o.p. marketplaces will allow small businesses to compare plans easily, which was never hardly ever possible before, taking the administrative burden off employers and allowing them to get back to running their businesses, which they do best, not filing paperwork to get health insurance. it was a broken market, we intend to fix it. according to 2009, business round table report, the administrative cost to small businesses through the exch
politicians don't bother to read the ports they get from their ourlligence -- think politicians don't bother to read the reports they get from their intelligence department. say, some of this reminds me of the classic movie casablanca. my god, there is gambling going on here. it is the same kind of thing. alexander, in your experience as director of the security agency, have allies in the united states engaged in anything that you call and espionage act toward the united states of america? >> yes, they have, chairman. >> that would be consistent with most of our allies. let's pick a place. the european union. , it would, chairman. >> this is ongoing today. it did not stop last week or two years ago to the best of your knowledge? >> to the best of my knowledge. >> the ongoing intelligence activities at all levels that members of congress go through that our policy folks overseas go through is still up to date and consistent and we should all espionagenst activities including when traveling amongst our allies in the european union. is that correct? >> that is correct, chairman. ?> mr. clapper
of a two billion cost overrun? >> i don't know. >> you should know, admiral. billion onve a $2 askngle ship -- i would teh same question of the general. has anyone been fired? i don't think so. we have had hearing after hearing concerning the first trillion dollar defense acquisition in history. our numbers are astronomical in the increase in size of your staff. that has never been brought under control. have only 1.3 million personel. the number of civilian contractors and personel do not fight. they have great jobs but they do not fight. this committee may have to impose cuts. they have grown astronomically. finally, despite think,-- uay i would ask if you would the number ofess years before retirement. two, in position of increase of tricare. also, perhaps even looking at things like the contribution that used to be made for off base housiunng and other costs that have grown so dramatically. not only would i like you to answer that question i would like you to respond to my comment.s >> on compensation, we have to compensation. the cost of a soldier has doubled since 2001. it also double
don't think so. i have written 14. host: his report deals with the first ever mole hunt within the fbi. "mole hunt" by david wise. "when the fbi spent decades hunting for a soviet spy on its staff." caller: i have a couple of comments and maybe a question. i enlisted in the marine corps as a security guard. during the time i was in the marine corps, i ran into a program where we had put people in foreign countries, czechoslovakia, hungary, poland, bulgaria, and they spoke the language and they were living as citizens of those countries and collecting intelligence on us. i'm not positive on the code name. i was going to apply for it. that has been going on for years. we have been collecting intelligence from our embassies and on top of everybody else's embassies, collecting some type of intelligence. we have a staff of snoops and we had -- people. i'm not sure the title. again form come debriefings all the time. they were very informative. the other thing -- we have been doing this -- we had the ability to listen when i was with the agency. i went with the agency in 1973, but we have th
in the best of, circumstances, our job and yours, no matter how much resource you have or don't have, is to use that funding in the way that you can. i would agree that where you have the flexibility to move as of youryour -- as much administered of funds, including training and conferences into services and benefits were you are making a difference for veterans and families directly. i have 20 plus years in local and state governments and worked as a cabinet secretary. i was clear that my dollars needed to go to seniors and their families. that was an effective use of my time. i also recognize that when we act strictly and narrowly, we can do damage. your staff must be trained and have access to innovative new resources and tools. software new implemented that helps with the backlog and is more effective, you're going to need training at that level. that is not what we are talking about here. and a fan of having trained productive public and private workforce that are doing the best job. i am not going to be your advocate. -- i am not going to be your advocate for spending nearly a
to rand paul and susanna martinez and chris christie. there is so many exciting things happening. i don't get why now there is this resentment. maybe they won't be happy until mitch mcconnell and john banner will be gone. i'm not sure but why not have senator pat twomey and kelly ayotte and this new crop of conservatives -- why not give them a chance to get things done? it seems they are being labeled the establishment now, two. why should they pay? 10 years ago, republican was a bad thing but maybe move past that. host: i want to show our viewers the female vote in the new jersey race to compare. the female vote for chris christie, 57% compared to his female opponent who garnered 42% of the female vote in that state. guest: absolutely, chris christie had a great night. one thing to learn is clearly you can be a conservative. chris christie is a conservative. he defunded planned parenthood in new jersey. and yet his priority has always been helping people in new jersey, standing up for them against washington, helping them overcome the hurricane. you can be a hard-core conservative and
getting any better. certainly, they don't see their unemployment opportunities getting any better especially those for low job skills. what have you done to address unemployment disparity, income disparity in this country? what would you suggest the fed pursue to avoid long-term income disparity? >> i think you are asking about something that is a very deep problem that has affect other advanced economies. they have spent a lot of times to understand what's responsible for widening inequality. many of the underlying factors are outside of the federal reserve's ability to address. >> do you believe your policies have added to the problem? >> i believe the policies we've undertaken have been meant to generate a robust recovery. i would like to see the u.s. economy and the job market appear that it helped. as we saw when we still had trends toward widening inequality, we did have real wage gains when we had an ever stronger job market. foster growth in the united states will help a faster job market. when the economy recovers, we are going to see firms be more willing to undertake tr
. but why do you not bring the church back into school like it was when i went to school? if you don't believe in god, that is their issue. they have more rights than we do. catholics should be brought back into school. any religion, as long as it's god, should be brought back into school. guest: one of the two pillars of pope benedict's diplomacy has been to oppose the rise of secularism in the west, and to of times examples where religion and morality become attenuated in everyday life of citizens and in government architectures of various countries seems to undermine the stability of those governments or the ability of those governments to stay focused on justice and freedom come and sometimes they become authoritarian. we have many bad instances of that in the history of the world. it is to make sure that more values, and the institutionalization that religion can bring to the impact of morality and moral principles in government is an important issue. host: what you think about pope francis, especially statements he has made about homosexuality, and statements he made about soci
goes up. the reasons for this are clear. when you don't have a job, you don't pay taxes. when you don't have income, you're not paying payroll taxes and you are more likely to need government assistance. unemployment is a double whammy for the federal budget. to lower the deficit, we have to ower unemployment. advocates for deficit reduction want to cut benefits under medicare, medicaid, children's health insurance program, nutrition assistance, and other vital services -- that nor the fact that when you cut essential benefits, you shift these necessities onto senior citizens to my parents, and lower income people. these cost shifts take the money from consumers that would otherwise be spent in other arts of the economy. helping businesses grow and creating jobs. cutting benefits cuts jobs. cutting jobs is not the way to reduce the deficit. securing deficit reduction by cutting key investments in education, infrastructure, job training, and research and development would hinder economic growth in the short and long-term. we need to have a strong economy -- by depriving our nation of t
running against tea party backed candidates? >> i don't think we are going to get involved in that issue. >> why not? [laughter] >> i just don't think that is a role for us. we are going to support people who support the free market, who understand the importance of the financial markets to improving the lifestyle of americans in their everyday life. we will be there to help americans have a more prosperous lifestyle. >> does the u.s. deserve to have a lower debt rating now that many members of congress have shown themselves willing to default? >> of course not. we are not a government that moves linearly. we move all over the place. we are not a parliamentary system. the government can't do whatever it wants. -- system, where the government can do whatever it wants. we are a madisonian government built off of checks and balances. both parties have to be consulted to move forward and there has to be some consensus in almost all major issues addressed in a bipartisan way. it takes a much longer time to accomplish that than if you're running a parliamentary system. what i think the more so
the fisa law. we do not want to send letters critiquing how you do or don't do your job, and then we only learn about it when more intelligence is disclosed from leakers. i want to know -- and this would also require all denials and modification of fisa orders and any new or changed legal interpretation of fisa. i would like to know from you, and we will start with general alexander, would there be any arm sources and methods of >> i am notchange? familiar with this. not that i know of. least, the way you have described it, giving access to the committee on certain things, it is our intent, any time we see something significant like that, to report it to the committee. it seems to me they have a different window -- a better window -- on what is going on, and anything they see as an issue should be shared with us. so if there need to be changes made, we could do that. mr. cole? >> congressman, think the real issue comes down to what is in the application, what is in order, what is in the filing in the fisa court, and that may implicate sources and methods, and the nature of that disclosure
were doing and why, essentially it was the law. i don't like the law, but it is the law. but we said, all the way to june the exchanges were not in place. if exchanges were somehow deferred, we put in our statute the transition would be postponed equivalent with that delay. what we found in the last few months, i had 877 people that were signed up. what we found was after weeks and weeks of telling my office that things were coming together and they were saying the same things to reporters, and is -- it is obviously not going to work in time to make the transition. we are not going to let people fall through the cracks. i called a special session. we are going to deferred for three months. are going to defer the medicaid transition and reinstate the successful program we had before that got pushed out because of the affordable care act. it is a high risk insurance pool for people can pay at higher premium and get access to health insurance in our state. part of the reason why we didn't have a coverage gap. all the things we did well got pushed out. but we said, we will extend that fo
too friendly with republicans but i don't think he ever doubted the wisdom of his approach even in defeat. as tom often said, the first vote you need to earn is your own. it was a principle that served him very well. and it's one that i think says a theabout what the legacy of gentleman from spock can will be. we lon nor his service and his memory. may we draw all the right .essons from both [applause] >> for nour years i served in the house of representatives for tom foley. during the time i served there he was majority whip. i also served with the man that would succeed spoker foley as speaker of the house, newt gingrich. newt and i don't agree on too much but when he wrote in last week's time magazine that tom foley was a pragmatic man, a person of great integrity and a genuine patriot, i couldn't agree more. this is what speaker gingrich wrote and i quote i have nothing but fond memories of serving with tom foley. we worked together when we could, competed when we had to and fought for the national interest. i too have fond memories of my time serving in the house with tom f
with is immigration reform. peopleople think that are sneaking across our borders, trying to get jobs they don't .ualify for that is enough about scott brown. [applause] you know there are two announced republican candidates for the united states senate, jim rubin and karen testament. that should be quite a primary. for those of you worried that dancing with the stars might go off the air, this will be a new source of entertainment. but to get serious tonight, the republicans think that the difficulties we have had with enrolling people in the new going toe care act are be their road to victory in 2014. but let me tell you something. and we all know this in this room. every american deserves a affordable quality healthcare. [applause] and that is why we are going to make the affordable care act work and i am not going to back down from a fight to do everything i can to make this law work to make sure that people have access to the health care they need and i am not going to be intimidated just like the rest of you democrats in this room are not going to be intimidated by the lies and attacks.
, so i don't see the program as continuing indefinitely. >> do you have any estimate as to when there will be a beginning of tapering? >> we are attempting to assess. we have seen progress in the labor market. the committee is looking for signs we will have growth strong enough to promote continued progress. as they indicated in a recent statement we see strength in the private sector are of the economy, and we are expect think progress going forward. while there is no set time that we will decide to reduce the pace of our purchases, at each meeting we are attempting to assess whether or not the outlook is meeting the criteria we have set out since the pace of purchases. >> thank you. >> of the federal reserve has engaged in measures to strengthen our economy, some critics have argued any growth might somehow be artificial or that low interest rates and cheaper credit might lead to financial instability or asset bubbles if investors make riskier investments in order to "reach for the yield." and the current environment, isn't week demand a greater concern? i look at them polling
, i don't think this congress itss to be bound itself in actions by what the previous congress decided as is evidenced by those who wanted to undermine the president's health care law. i present congress wants to change what a previous congress did. i think that only a congress might be able to change a future rut or changes in the american with disabilities act. it would have to be signed by a president. just creating some balance in that is a reality of any future issue is realistic. >> i largely agree with what you said. if congress decided to amend the ada, it could consider doing that. we would need to recall that congress used its regular commerce clause to enact the ada, and i'm suggesting it should return to those powers if it wanted to amend the ada. take offuggesting to the table is the claim that congress might try to expand its authority beyond the broad .ommerce clause that's the only issue i'm talking about, not the ability of congress to legislate. >> that would be a concern beyond the question of this treaty. says, if you and have a treaty, congress can wrap clauseority
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, they don't pick up garbage. you have to take it to the dump. i stood at the dump on a cold day in february of 1988, shaking hands with all the people coming to bring the garbage, asking them to vote for jack cap -- kemp in a republican primary. [laughter] the thing about jack kemp, jihad vision. jack kemp brought a vision to our party and brought me a vision that has been with me ever since. that vision was the opportunity society -- welfare reform, lower tax rates, trying to help every american be the best they can be/ -- can be. to this day, i can't tell you the two political titles that i've had in my lifetime, ronald reagan and jack kemp. when you think about what we are dealing with today and the so- called vision of this administration of bigger government, higher taxes, the benevolence of government, as opposed to the individual and trying to help every individual in america be all they can be, the contrast couldn't be better. i am here tonight to say, thank you. thank all of you for continuing to keep the vision of jack kemp alive and well. thank you for honoring my friend in his e
, senator johnson. there is great value, globally, internationally. we don't sacrifice sovereignty or change laws to advance our interest and we advance our brand and value system. thank you for giving me an opportunity to share this thought with you. >> if i could follow-up with regards to the case that the supreme court is currently hearing, mr. thornburgh, really surprised when you heard the federal government was using the treaty or convention in order to bring charges against someone against the chemical weapons treaty? were you surprised it was used in this fashion? >> yes. >> if you're surprised by that, what can reassure us that you will not be surprised that this treaty is used for a similar purpose? >> by that time, the supreme court would have thrown out the basis for it. >> the fact that it is even brought and survived one challenge -- >> let me mention that it said the say the department of justice does not always act wisely. there are occasions when mistakes are made in the pursuit of cases and controversies that really don't rise to the level where appropriate. there are examp
is tremendous. if we do not do this and american companies don't gain credibility as being the world's leader, we open the door for other nations who are competing with us in these fields, germany and iceland, where they do have industries and companies that provide adaptive devices as well. we will lose the market share. >> annie sullivan helped helen keller to teacher. but now we have moved from the palm to the palm pilot to the iphone and beyond. without that, they are not empowered. we are doing something good for the planet as well. we're making sure we give people the ability to maximize their voice. without these devices around the world, they already have the capacity to be able to communicate and work. this is the essential agreement of citizenship on the planet if you want to be a productive person and that makes it possible for the first time in history for every deaf and blind person to fully participate in the economy of the country. it would be wrong to deny around companies the ability to make these products and to create jobs here in america. you can't do good and do well at t
a similar bill, 25% by 2025 renewable energy requirement, i don't believe they had the efficiency with theirs. the raf -- ref is popular at the state level. ranging fromevels 15% to 25% over the next decade or decade and a half. it is popular among clean energy advocates and environmentalists, it does not have a lot of chance of gaining traction in this congress. republicans are in charge of the house, they're very resistant to any sort of mandate, that is what an ref is. about realng energies and legislation on capitol hill. (202) 585-dial in 3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. independents and all others, (202) 585-3882. two reporters who cover this issue here to take your questions about legislation on the federal level and the state level when it comes to renewable energy. geman,enna and -- ben b if this legislation that was talking about does not have a chance of moving through congress, kennedy epa act alone -- kennedy epa act alone? -- can the epa act alone? guest: they can. they are starting to create carbon emission standards for the nation's existing power plants. .hey ar
is that no amount of good policy will matter if we don't focus on a shared believe of strong families and faith as a backbone of any american renewal. [applause] unfortunately, we have a crisis on the family front. the latest census numbers reflect this fact. 42% out of wedlock or thread. breathtakingthe statistics that describes family life in america today. the family structure in the united states as we have known it for centuries is crumbling. those on the left call for another government program. payment.r a rule or regulation as a solution. you know the government cannot -- the kind of people we become is determined not by the government, but by the nature of our families, churches, synagogues, schools, and colleges. he remains right. there are contact the -- providinggroups support for families. there's some policy to restore -- to provide incentives for childbearing families to give them the kind of support that they need through the tax code. elect is notm required the growth of government, but a cultural shift for the roles of families and -- as the center of who we are as a nation. t
income home buyers, to achieve the american dream. it has been incredibly helpful for them. i don't want to underestimate how important the program has been for people who live in central and northern wisconsin. it has been a very helpful program. picked up a little bit of concern on our side of the aisle and i think our westration here is that when have testimony, we continually bring up concerns about the .apital reserve ratio it hasn't been met, we are concerned about bailouts. it seems every time we get we areny from the agency told that it is sunshine and roses and tulips and unicorns, everything is great. we look at the numbers and say that is not true. we think it is far worse and you're telling us. it is always no, no, no. it is all fine. lo and behold, we were right. our concern was well wanted that we'renow know going to have 1.7 billion dollars go from treasury to fha. i know you said it is not a bailout. first of all come he would that it is actual money. we have had 1.7 billion dollars go from treasury to fha. that is correct, right? yes. >> is been moved to fha, right? >> i
on entitlements? >> i don't see that. let me back up to what i was going to say. if this becomes about raising taxes, we are not going to get anywhere. the president already got a big tax cut in january. $600 billion. that number is higher now. we are very serious about tax reform. ways and means is moving tax reform. max baucus is working on tax reform legislation. that is were taxes should be dealt with. we do not want to short change tax reform. if we take tax loopholes and put them in this budget process, we are shortchanging tax reform. our goal is to get our rates down. our goal is to get to a 25% rate in international competitive system. we do not want to short change that. the loopholes are needed to bring those down to grow the economy and get people back to work. on the spending side, we are willing to trade spending cuts that are across the board. we're willing to trade those for smarter spending cuts. that is a trait we are willing to look at and are discussing now. >> you're willing to ease the sequester limits. >> if we can get entitlement reform. we are having conversations. we
about libya before the second panel. you testified about the destruction of chemical weapons. i don't want that to be lost. for all the significant challenges that remain, the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles is something that is very important to note and to praise. you indicated a date on which we believe that the libyan stockpile will be completely eliminated? >> the current projection is by the end of the year. >> can you describe the volume of the chemical weapons stockpile that we have been to dog with in trying that destruction? >> we have been working to destroy in the first instance a series of munitions that included artillery shells, hundreds of artillery shells, bombs and other new nations cartridges. a significant stockpile of munitions. there were other materials that will need to be destroyed as well from production of those munitions. >> if we could, let's talk about the militias. some have called for an forceational peacekeeping to try to begin and engagements around a massive disarmament effort among the militias. is that a realistic proposal. -- proposal
. noy said there would be targets after investigations were concluded. you don't want to jeopardize investigations once they're underway. was it has been completed, you should let people know they have been subject to surveillance by their government. you look at the 1968 act and say to your self, this is an elaborate structure of oversight and protection. the aim is not to tie the hands of government investigators, rather to create accountability in what is potentially an unbounded investigative technique. i think we're at the point today which is almost as far on the spectrum from the 1968 act as you can imagine, with the current pfizer authorities. we are just about at the point of unbounded technique. we will talk about the cases on the briefing and some of the arguments put forward by the solicitor general. no argument with bob about the extraordinary internal oversight mechanisms that have been established at the agency, or for the fact that he is accountable to congressional oversight committees. so much of this is unaccountable. up to the last couple of months, people like m
, nurses, obamacare. you cannot fix the 15%, i don't care how a fish hospital, if you want to fix the debt and entitlements and the future of america and the american dream. the cost, yes address the 15% where the hospital sits, but the changing behavior getting into communities, partnering with employers and engaging technology that engages the consumer who is out there a year after hospitalization. wearing this job own thing that you have that tells you how much you sleep, that's going to have to be the purview of the hospital if you want to make people live longer and lower the burden of disease and improve the health of the nation. >> i would say about quality, the heart surgeons have for years have results printed in the newspapers. you can all google it. when i operated on patients, i would print out, and there are about 65 or 70 fields that will say here, based on your data, your comorbidity, family history, here is your chance of dying from this aortic valve valve replacement. here's your chance of being in the hospital for more than five days. here are my personal results from pat
it but where do you think they will take it? >> well, i disagree, i don't they smith v maryland controls this case. i think that was a narrow -- it was a narrow-targeted surveils of a person can't suspected of a crime with primitive technology. we're talking about something very different now. i will i think there's room -- how the value 2008 -- the idea that smith controls this case, i don't -- to use your word, i you don't find that credible. >> but i think that's an overstatement, too. i mean smith and -- there is no case out there in which the supreme court has said dragnet surveils remoting you reaccidentalibling this is well, i mean, we can debate that for a long time, but let me just go to the second part of your question about jones. you know at least one justice in jones. i would say five justices not just judge sotomayor but alito's view that there is a new threat to privacy presented by the aggregation of all this information that we make available to the public in some sense. or third parties and i think there's five justices in jones who are basically saying that the mere f
the overpass, but we do not believe they are credible witnesses and i don't want you saying any in about it. >> eyewitness accounts from two of the doctors who treated president kennedy and lee harvey oswald, part of american history tv. >> monday is veterans day and we will bring you live coverage of the wreath ceremony at arlington national cemetery. beginning at 11 a.m. eastern. theis weekly address, president talked about veterans day and the contributions of u.s. servicemen and women. younga representative tom delivered the republican address. he spoke about the health care law and the implementation on october 1. >> hello, everybody. veterans day weekend is a chance for all of us to state two simple words -- thank you. thank you to that greatest generation who fought island by island across the pacific to free millions from fascism in europe. thank you to the heroes who risked everything through the biddle -- bitter cold of korea and stifling heat of vietnam. thank you to all the heroes who have served, most recently our 9/11 generation of veterans from iraq and afghanistan. now that
that view as long as there is in america. i understand why. i don't share it all. host: one of the iconic photographs. john john, his salute was that profit or impromptu? guest: i think it was prompted. she urged him to salute. her young son did that at his mother's. host: next is caroline kennedy, who is the u.s. ambassador to tokyo. guest: she just left a few days ago. she has been welcomed with tremendous welcome in japan. she's very eager to move forward. she's excited by the challenge, and is determined to do a top rate job. i'm sure she will. host: on the 30th anniversary of president kenny's death, mr. barker reflected on the changes in technology and media from 1963 to where we are today. here is more from the 30th anniversary of the kennedy assassination and reflections. [video clip] >> instant decisions directing the coverage. i can't think of a time in history when it was more important to make a decision very quickly and then hope to god that you were right. this panel that we have with us this morning are the folks who had to make some of those decisions. i think history is p
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